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Planetary Design: Climate 3.0

We live in the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans. Now that we recognize the global consequences of human activities, we have the opportunity to take responsibility for our power and assume the role of planetary stewards. As the window of opportunity to address climate change through emissions reduction alone comes to a close, there is an urgent need to forge a vision of long-term management of Earth’s systems.

What sort of world do we aspire to inhabit in 50 years? 100 years? 500 years? Which of these worlds are pragmatically possible? And what kinds of social and technological visions are required to design and attain desirable futures?

This workshop – sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Earth and Space Exploration, and School for the Future of Innovation in Society – brings together the ASU community to design Climate 3.0.

ASU faculty and research students from all schools and departments are welcome. Participation in the full program is strongly encouraged, as the workshop activities will build upon each other. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP below.

January 12, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Marston Exploration Theatre, ISTB4
● Plenary lecture by Andy Revkin of the New York Times
● Panel discussion with ASU President Michael Crow
● Crowd-sourced timeline of Climate 1.0 and 2.0

January 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Carson Ballroom, Old Main
● Participatory mapping of climate design trends and uncertainties
● Charting aspirational futures
● Building ASU's strategies for Climate 3.0